Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 584

Table of Content: February 2014; 6(2)

February 2014

Absence of vancomycin-resistance genes in Staphylococcus aureus isolated from potable water

The aim of this study was to investigate the carriage of vancomycin-resistance genes by Staphylococcus aureus found in drinking water supplies. A total of 100 samples (potable water and faucet swabs) were analyzed for the presence of S. aureus and their carriage of vancomycin-resistance genes. Mannitol salt agar was used for the isolation of staphylococci, and confirmation of S. aureus was carried out by means of Gram...

Author(s): Hussein H. Abulreesh

February 2014

Assessment of long-lasting insecticidal net coverage, use and physical integrity one year after universal distribution campaign in Plateau department in South-East Benin

Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) have proved to be an important tool for the malaria control and other vector-borne diseases. Benin, by its National Malaria Control Program, conducted in July, 2011 a universal distribution campaign where approximately 5 million of nets were distributed. But after this mass-distribution, questions arise: Do people effectively use or not use the mosquito nets freely distributed? To...

Author(s): Filémon T. Tokponnon, ,, Yolande Sissinto, Aurore Hounto Ogouyémi, Arthur Sovi, Virgile Gnanguenon, Adicath Adéola Adéothy, Abel Wapo, Bruno Aholoukpe, Patrick Makoutodé, Alioun Adéchoubou, Ossè Razaki, Raphael N’guessan, Dina Gbénou, Mariam Oke, Dorothée Kinde Gazard, Achille Massougbodji and Martin C. Akogbéto

February 2014

Risk factors of osteoporosis among adults in Ethiopia, the case of Tigrai region: A case control study

Osteoporosis is one of the most common public health problems affecting adults and elderlies in developing countries. This study aims to examine the potential risk factors of osteoporosis among adults in Tigrai, Northern Ethiopia. This is a case-control study. Cases and controls were assigned by two radiologists after radiographic examination of the wrist. An interviewer administered questionnaire was used and...

Author(s): Alemayehu B. Kahsay, Fikre E. Gashe, Zenebe G. Debessai, Abebe Tegegne and Tsigabu-Bezabih

February 2014

Patient satisfaction with outpatient health services in Hawassa University Teaching Hospital, Southern Ethiopia

The level of patients’ satisfaction is one among the mechanisms used in assessing the quality of health care services. This cross sectional study was conducted in Hawassa University Teaching Hospital to assess level of satisfaction of patients with outpatient health services and factors associated with it. Multiple logistic regression was used to assess the relationship between patients’ satisfaction and...

Author(s): Anteneh Asefa, Andargachew Kassa and Muluken Dessalegn